Calendar of Events
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
James White's Fort: HearthScares
The Mysteries, Whispers & Secrets of Old Knoxville
The Ghostly Tour of Downtown Knoxville
Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours which last approximately one and a half hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets.
Stories for 2021
Burnt Flesh & House of Many Eyes; A Glass of Water; Frankenstein; A Cistern Burial; The Haunted Pipe Organ; Death by Fire; Hanging Abner Baker; The Restless Governor
This year’s tours will be on October 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28 & 29
7:00 p.m. each evening
These stories will either be on a walking tour of downtown or told around the fire in the courtyard of the fort. Please check with the fort closer to the date you wish to come to see which one it will be.
Adults $10 Children (6 – 15) $6
James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org
Bijou Theatre: Samantha Fish
TUESDAY, OCT 19 • 8PM
Anyone who has ever heard Fish's previous albums knows that she has earned a place in the top rank of contemporary blues guitarists and that her voice can wring the soul out of a ballad and belt out a rocker with roof-shaking force. And, rest reassured, those virtues are fully in evidence on Kill or Be Kind
AIA East Tennessee: Design Slam
On Tuesday, October 19, the Design Slam competition returns to Knoxville. The event features friendly competition between local makers, designers, and professionals. The project challenges them to solve a design challenge relating to the redevelopment of Martin Luther King Blvd and is partnered with the Community Collaborative. This competition is a [Knoxville] by Design (KBD) event, hosted by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Richard-Allen Foster, KBD Chair and Past-President of AIA’s East Tennessee chapter is elated to provide community members with this event once again. “Design Slam involves urban planning, which is important to our local development here in Knoxville,” Foster said, “We want locals to see the talent right next door by creating a competition that excites and informs everyone in attendance.”
Those viewing the event will get to experience the excitement of watching a panel of judges review presentations of maker’s final products. There will be a popular vote conducted and trophies will be given out to the winner.
Where: Hi-Wire Brewing (2020 Barber St, Knoxville, TN)
When: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
For more information, visit https://www.knoxbydesign.org/
[Knoxville] by Design (KBD) promotes the importance of architecture and the power of design in creating the places that give shape to our stories, our lives and our communities. KBD is organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of East Tennessee who aims to lead East Tennessee in developing the cities, communities and built environment of the 21st Century. AIA serves as a resource about architecture and as a vehicle for discussing the issues affecting our community today.
UT School of Music: Guest Artist: Kirill Gliadkovsky
Kirill Gliadkovsky's performances have been met with great enthusiasm by both audiences and music critics in Europe, Russia and North America. He combines his busy concert schedule with teaching at Saddleback College as a Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies.
October 19 at 8 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
Tennessee Artists Association: Monthly Meeting
The Tennessee Artist's Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the arts in East Tennessee. Masks are encouraged and social distancing will be practiced. Refreshments will be served.
The program will feature a fun night of cartooning with artist Mike Everidge. Everidge, an artist from an early age was initially inspired by his grandmother. Later influences were his Morristown East High art instructor Ruth Breeding, and later, painter Ron Castle. Mike is fluent in a number of mediums and is well known for his cartoons and caricatures.
Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning techniques, community events and area and regional shows. More on the Tennessee Artist's Association can be found on the web at https://tnartists.org, on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space
In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021
GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/
Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours
While an early evening stroll through Old Gray will be quite interesting, it may not entirely satisfy your need for a good spooky story this October, but we know where you can find some! Book a ghost tour with Laura Still at Knoxville Walking Tours. There are three different tours to choose from, each with true tales of the spirits that haunt the streets and buildings of Knoxville.
Shadow Side Ghost Tours - Brave souls who enjoy a chill can join us for a trip into Knoxville's shadow side. The city's history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Details & Tickets
Shadow Side Two: Ghosts of the Old City - Red Summer, drunken brawls, hot lead, and blood on the tracks. Knoxville's Old City used to be known as the bowery, where victims of murderous brawls, deadly shoot-outs, and horrific train crashes haunt the old buildings and back alleys along with the ghost of a musician who hasn't quite faded away. Details & Tickets
Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours - Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel. Details & Tickets
E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!
TVUUC exhibition: Shannon Johnson and Elle Colquitt
Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, October 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists' talks at 6:30 pm.
Shannon Johnson's work is inspired by nature and the creative process. Her paintings are a balance between harmony and contrast, simplicity and accumulation, and stillness and motion. Johnson studied at the University of Tennessee and received a BA in studio art. She taught high school art for 20 years. She exhibits her work at First Friday events and art shows in a variety of locations around Knoxville and regularly on Instagram (@shannondeanajohnson) and Facebook (Shannon Deana Johnson Art). She is represented by dk Gallery in Marietta, GA.
Elle Colquitt: Discovering the Unusual in the Usual
Photographer Elle Colquitt searches for the artistry that can be found within the layered imagery of window reflections. The surrealism within the reflection creates a double exposure illusion. This altered reality of abstract images produces a unique mix of forms and colors. Colquitt is content manager for OutdoorKnoxville.com, where her images showcase the beautiful naturescapes around East Tennessee. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery, Professional Photographers of East Tennessee, Arts & Culture Alliance, Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers, and the League of Scruffy Photographers. https://www.ellecolquitt.com/
Gallery hours: 10-4 Monday, 10-3 Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo
BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org
Ewing Gallery: Grant Gibson
A registered architect and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is committed to creating culturally relevant work. Desiring close and lasting relationships, he seeks to work with collaborators and clients equally committed to a more progressive future. He has oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to large civic planning initiatives. Prior to the founding of CAMESgibson, his most notable professional work was the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio’s design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion. (All of which was done as a member of Garofalo Architects.)
Gibson graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.
Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Grant gives equal weight to writing, exhibiting, and teaching. A clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant teaches design and building technology courses.
Initiated in 2009 and incorporated a few years later, CAMESgibson, Inc. is not envisioned as a conventional architectural firm or practice. Founded by registered architect and educator Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames, the office is best understood as a sustained architectural performance carried out with similar convictions to those held by Gibson’s late mentor, Doug Garofalo. Like (the now defunct) Garofalo Architects was, CAMESgibson is a cultural endeavor that challenges some and enables others to make the world a better place.
The Ewing Gallery is open M-F 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 7:30pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Filling the 150,000 square feet of downtown’s Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair hosts Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the nation. Two hundred booths with unique and one-of-a-kind handmade products, are beautifully displayed, as these skilled craftspeople demonstrate their talents. Each participant is subject to a rigorous jury process to ensure the uniqueness and quality of their respective products. All items represented are handmade and of utmost quality-and without duplication. Look for exceptional pottery pieces, molded leather, copper art, local candy makers, and many more unique items.
There is something for everyone at the Fair. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries provide a free Kid’s Corner during our July fair, with a selection of DIY crafts for our youngest visitors to take home with them. Also be sure to stop by one or all of our daily music shows included with the price of admission. Check out the stage and enjoy contemporary country, bluegrass, and your favorite gospel tunes at 12 and 3 daily.
Concessions are available for sale through the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Oct 7-24, daily 10 AM - 5 PM
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops
Tue Oct 5, 10-12: “Conquering Your Camera’s Manual” with Jack Retterer, $30
Thu Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9-12: “Mosaic on Stone” with instructor Manny Marti, $185
Fri Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-12: “Learn the Art of Stained Glass” with instructor Sara Senft, $160
Sat Oct 9, 1-4: “Leaf Pendant & Earrings” with instructor Susan Smathers, $50
Tue Oct 12, 10-12: “Paint Along with Sam Hill” Watercolor Demonstration Class, $35
Tue Oct 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting followed by New Member Orientation with Linda Patrick at 11
Wed Oct 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Oct 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry: “Harvest Bracelet” with George Gallant, $70
Wed Oct 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu-Fri Oct 28-29, 1-4: “Monoprints” with instructor Karen Shaw, $85
Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or www.artguildfairfieldglade.net